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MUD RUNNERS DAY AT LAUREL. Water Lady Best Ssrved by tho Going and Takes the Feature Race Gossip of the Track. Baltimore, Md., October 20. The Consolation Purse, a dasli of one mile for all ages, was provided as an especial attraction at Laurel this afternoon. It brought out a small field and Emil Herz furnished the winner in Eagle. The winner made all the running and won easily from Rhine Maiden. A highweight handicap at three-quarters divided interest with the running of the Consolation Purse. This race brought out a band of excellent mud runners, the best of which proved to be Water Lady. She came through next to tho rail when entering the homestretch and, wearing the tiring leaders down, won going away. Burbank, winner of the third race, changed hands after his victory. He was advanced from 1916.sh00 to 1916.sh00 and sold to Sam Louis. While in Kentucky It. T. Wilson made several purchases to strengthen the band of broodmares he has at Kirklevington Stud, at which farm his successful young stallion, Olambala, now stands. Mr. Wilson has taken a long lease on this farm ami intends going into breeding on rather an extensive scale. Ho made a tour of inspection of the stock farms near Lexington and purchased four graudaughters of Sundown. The latter is the grandam of Mr. AVilsons champion two-year-old, Campfire. He also purchased from John E. Madden two yearlings, one by Star Shoot and another by Ogden. C. W. Gasser has arranged to ship his stable on Sunday from here to Benning, where his horses will be unloaded for the night and reloaded the next morning and sent to Tijuana. Mr. Gasser is strengthening his string for a winter campaign. Ho purchased from the Cleveland Stable yesterday, the plater Benjamin, Friar Nought and Keziah. Mr. Gasser has arranged to have jockey F. Hopkins ride for him next winter. 4 James Rowe was an arrival from Harry Payne 1 Whitnevs Brookdale farm in New Jersy this morn- iug and will remain over a few days. He reports I the Whitney horses in splendid condition for going into winter quarters and finds there will be plenty to keep him busy during the winter mouths. Jockey Joe Notter is at the farm looking after things during Mr. Rowes absence. When John Whalen leaves for Kentucky to take charge of the Wickliffe Stable horses, he will turn over Benevolent and other horses he has been training for Oscar Lewisohn to R. O. Miller, who will train them in the future. Little Nearer and Little Dipper will also be turned over to some other trainer. It is possible that Little Nearer may be raced at one of the winter tracks, and if this is decided on, E. It. Rathman, who had such success with Maxims Choice last winter, will probably take him to Cuba. J. T. Smith, who trains the horses that II. n. Hewitt races in Kentucky, will ship the division of the stable that has been racing in the east to Lexington tomorrow. Jockey E. Haynes lias received an offer to ride in Russia next year. He will go from here to Tijuana at the close of the present meeting. E. R. Bradley is negotiating for the contract that James Rowe holds on the lightweight rider, Paul Lowder, and the deal will probably be consummated tomorrow. The management of the Bowie track has arranged for a special train to run between P.owie and Benning during the Bowie meeting. This train will be put on for the accommodation of horsemen who will stable at Benning. Secretary A. McL. Earlocker of the Saratoga Association, was an arrival this morning. There will be a meeting of the directors of the club tonight at the Belvidere Hotel. II. G. Itedwell has purchased three Ethelbert yearlings from August Belmont. One of them it out of the dam of Lochiel, a horse that won a number of races while racing in the Bedwell colors. They will be shipped to Cuba.